Monday, September 20, 2010

Filter Photo Festival

What a wonderful idea...

With a mission to bring fine art, commercial and documentary photographers together with some of the Midwest's top gallerists, photo editors, educators, and curators, Chicago's Filter Photo Festival will take place this October 6-10th at the Chicago Photography Center. Included in this year's event are workshops, exhibitions and lectures with world-renowned photographers. Also included is a portfolio review segment where photographers have an opportunity to meet face-to-face with educators, photo editors and curators, for feedback. The reviews are scheduled to be held on Saturday, October 9th and Sunday, October 10th from 9 am – 5 pm. Participants can sign up for either 4 or 8, twenty minute reviews to receive candid advice about their work, as well as tips for getting photographs published and exhibited.

On Sunday, October 10th, I will be participating as a reviewer.

The Filter Photo Festival will be held at The Chicago Photography Center, located at 3301 North Lincoln Avenue. Find more information on this event at

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Call for Work: photo'11

Following is a link to the prospectus for the upcoming photo‘11 Exhibition. If you are not working with photography, or using photographic content within your work, please pass this information on to someone who may be interested.

photo‘11 is a National Juried Exhibition of work using photography or photographic content for its creation. The exhibition will run from January 17 through March 3 with an opening reception on Friday, January 17th.

This call for work can include everything from traditional to experimental imagery but all must be original. Each artist may submit up to 3 images for consideration. A $30 entry fee is required. The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago will present at least one Purchase Award, with the acquired piece being added to the school’s fine art collection. All imagery selected for the exhibition will be included in a printed exhibition catalog.

Submissions must be received by the end of day November 5, 2010.

The Important Part:
Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago is supportive of working artists as well as the community at large. With the intent of promoting individual artists and supporting charitable organizations, Gallery 180 will be donating their portion of the commission split to Heartland Alliance for their Human Rights effort. The exhibition will be highly publicized and multiple sales will be encouraged.

You can download the prospectus from the gallery 180 home page at:

Image, from the Fine Art Collection of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago:
Sarah Hadley, "Loss" photograph, 13" x 19"